UPDATE: Authorities identify victims in Route 14 crash

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WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 03/13/19 12:30 P.M.

Wood County authorities have released names of the victims involved in a fatal two-vehicle on Route 14 Tuesday afternoon.

According to a release from the Wood County sheriff's office, Margaret J. Dye, 83, of Mineral Wells, died after a pickup truck apparently went left of center and collided with her 2006 Toyota Camry.

The driver of the 1986 Nissan Frontier pickup, Jerry Wayne Hartley, 35, of Wood County, was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center. A passenger, Centha Diveley, 41, of Palestine, W.Va., was taken by ambulance to WVU Medicine Camden Clark Hospital.

Authorities have not released information about their injuries.

The crash happened about 1:45 p.m. near the Slate Church of Christ, and the road was closed for about three hours while members of the Wood County Crash Team conducted an investigation.

Charges are pending, according to the sheriff's office.

Members of the Mineral Wells and Elizabeth volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.


UPDATE: 03/12/19 6 P.M.

One person is dead and two others injured after a two-vehicle crash on Route 14 in Wood County Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

It happened about 1:45 p.m. near the Slate Church of Christ, which is between Mineral Wells and Elizabeth, and the road was closed for about three hours while the Wood County Crash Team conducted its investigation.

Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens said the driver of a Toyota Camry was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stephens also said the driver of a Nissan pickup truck was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center and that a passenger in the truck was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims.

We'll continue to follow this story and have updates online and during on-air newscasts as more information becomes available.


UPDATE 3/12/2019 5:15 P.M.

Wood County 911 says the road reopened around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.


Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens confirms one driver has died and two other people are injured in a two-vehicle accident in the 6300 block of Elizabeth Pike.

He says a pickup truck and sedan collided head-on near the Slate Church of Christ. Stephens expects the road will be closed for multiple hours.

The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead on scene. The driver of the pickup truck is being flown to a hospital by helicopter while a passenger in the truck is being taken by ambulance.

We have a reporter on the scene and are working to get more details.



 
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